In many ways, Denton is DFW's little Austin, our small slice of "weird." Its inexpensive living costs and college town environment have made it something of a cultural hotbed, a landscape as readily filled with bohemians as fraternity herds. This unique melting pot of backgrounds and social interest ... More >>
Legend has it that Stephen King once called James McMurtry: "The truest, fiercest songwriter of his generation." Taking the stage this weekend at the Granada Theater in Dallas, McMurtry proved that he deserves such a title, as the Texas songwriter took fans deep into the heart of the Lone Star Sta ... More >>
Is the Trilateral Commission behind an anti-conspiracy conspiracy?
Jeff Klein, frontman and main songwriter behind My Jerusalem, has shared some of his background before, but not for My First Show. My Jerusalem, whose new album, Preachers, is out next week, comes back to Dada on Friday. Klein took time out a few weeks ago to share his obsession with Paul Westerberg ... More >>
On and off, for nearly three decades, Brent Best has fronted Slobberbone, arguably the best alt-country act to emerge from the local scene. Beginning in the mid-'90s, the group produced a series of albums that culminated in 2000's Everything You Thought Was Right Was Wrong Today, which remains a lan ... More >>
For the friends and family of Richard Hernandez, justice seemed imminent -- until his accused killer's medically induced competence slipped away.
Between her worldwide Speak Now Tour and controlling her possible mania, pop-country star Taylor Swift had quite a 2011. If Swift's latest single is any indication, we might see another side of her in 2012. A dark, apocalyptic side straight out of an early Stephen King novel. "Safe & Sound" ties in ... More >>
Nicola Longford, executive director of the Sixth Floor Museum, won't talk to Schutze, no fan of the museum's plans to take over Dealey Plaza two years from today. But she will visit with the Los Angeles Times about those plans, not to mention that Dealey Plaza redo the city's splitting with the m ... More >>
Seth WinderSometime late in the night of September 3, 2008, prosecutors say The Colony resident Seth Winder, then 29, murdered his lover, dismembered his body, and hauled the pieces out to the dumpster of the victim's North Dallas apartment complex. Richard Hernadez's friends at Walmart on F ... More >>
Tuesday evening brings a couple of decent triple-bills and a tandem of sensitive singer-songwriters to our area for your musical enjoyment. Which is as good an excuse as any to leave the house tonight.
The Moon Under Water (Papa Joe)
Horror films failed to scare up the big bucks in 2007
Never fear—we've got your Halloween mixtape here
NASCAR team owner Jeff Milburn might never win a race, but there's more to life than a checkered flag
Your guide to summer's hottest films
McMurtry lays it out straight
The best end-to-end albums from a single-driven year
An imprisoned mother plots her revenge in Park Chan-wook's Lady Vengeance
Marah is back in fighting form on If You Didn't Laugh, You'd Cry
Our critics weigh in on local theater
Misery strips King's thriller to the bone at RTC; for Hypochondriac, take two aspirin
Payback could be sweet
The fantastic, the majestic...the Decemberists
Texas prisons start barring book authors from inmate interviews
Old City Park promises a scary Dark Night. We wish.
A DART police officer helps crack a murder case, only to lose his job
Slobberbone preparing to hit the road in support of new album
First-time authors gamble on a new form of publishing taking its first shaky steps
Storytelling continues Solondz's bluster of sex, rage and insanity
A screenwriter loses his memory in The Majestic, but there wasn't much to misplace
Monkeybone, like a dream, is best when half-remembered
Mute and immobile, Alice Joy Taylor couldn't cry out when fire ants attacked her in her nursing-home bed, but would anyone have heard her if she did?
Branford Marsalis' latest disc is a Requiem by and for a heavyweight
Stage West's The Christmas Mysteries is an ultra-casual romp through the Bible
Dallas author Patricia Anthony's sci-fi caught Hollywood's interest. But her decision to chuck the whole genre caught New York's wrath.
The mellow Satanism of King Diamond
Drive-In Movie Critic of Grapevine, TX
Todd Haynes' new feature is the ultimate horror film for the '90s
The hyped-up supernatural thriller Hideaway is too sloppy to be scary
From a year full of startling and memorable movies, here are our favorites